Saturday, May 16: Engineers as Educators Workshop

AIAA will teach you to inspire students about the marvels of aerospace engineering. Share your passion in a manner students can relate to. Register now for the Engineers as Educators Workshop and you’ll walk away armed with the tools to help you plan and execute powerful experiences and excite the next generation of engineers.

See PDF flyer for more details.

February Dinner Meeting Recap and Upcoming Events

February Dinner Meeting

Mrs. Romero did a fantastic job presenting about CPAS at the dinner meeting this past Thursday. See the charts (MS PowerPoint), video montage of the Generation 1 and 2 tests (Windows Media File), and another video (Windows Media File). More videos are available at the NASA CPAS YouTube Channel.

Upcoming Events

Yuri’s Night 5K Run/Walk

Volunteers are needed for this fantastic fundraising event on Saturday, April 20, 2013 for Houston’s Challenger Center for Space Education. Visit our event page for more information. ‎See the PDF version of the call for volunteers.

2013 Region IV Student Paper Conference

Save the date!

The Region IV Student Paper Conference will be hosted at Baylor University on April 27-28, 2013. For more information, visit the paper conference website at

See the Call for Papers (MS Word) for the conference.

Volunteer for the 11th Annual Mars Rover Celebration

Volunteers are needed for the 11th Annual Mars Rover Celebration, January 26, 2013 on the University of Houston campus. Mars Rover Celebration is an exciting educational opportunity for primary and middle school students to learn how to build a model rover to perform a mission on Mars. For 2013, we expect 800+ children, organized into 240 teams.

Please volunteer to help with one of the following jobs:

  • Judge (Morning Shift – 8:30-11:30 am) (Afternoon Shift – Noon-3:30 pm)
  • Tour Guide (Morning Shift – 10:30am-1 pm) (Afternoon Shift- 3-5 pm)
  • Logistics/Operations (Morning Shift – 8am-2pm) (Afternoon Shift- Noon-6 pm)

See the flyer – it provides details on the event, the volunteer roles and the amount of time required. Online registration is available at

For more information, please contact Professor Edgar Bering at

Volunteers Needed for RE/MAX Ballunar Liftoff Festival

RE/MAX Ballunar Liftoff Festival
NASA/Johnson Space Center
September 28th, 29th and 30th

The 19th Annual RE/MAX Ballunar Liftoff Festival presented by the City of Nassau Bay is here and we need YOU to make this community event another big success. Several hundred volunteers are needed and you can be one of them.

Ballunar Liftoff Festival Inc. is an independent 501 c-3 produced by the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, NASA/Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston. The money raised helps Title One students visit the education programs at Space Center Houston and Johnson Space Center. The mission of the festival is to encourage young people to study science and mathematics and to inform the public about the contributions aviation and space exploration make to our everyday lives.

Friday – 5:30-8:00 p.m. & 7:30-10:00 p.m.
Saturday – 6:30-10:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.,
12:30-4:00 p.m., 3:30-7:00 p.m. & 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Sunday – 6:30-10:00 a.m. & 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Go to or call the Chamber office at 281-488-7676.

FREE Two-Day Admission for YOU and your passengers
FREE Parking
FREE non-alcoholic beverages while working

Beer Garden (collect tickets only)
Soda Trailers (collect tickets only)
Crowd Management(stationed on front row of balloon field)
Entrance Greeters (hand out programs)
Ticket Trailers (sell tickets for beverages & midway)
SWAT (choose your day and shift then work in any available area)